Anfisa Nava
"90 Day Fiancé" star Anfisa Nava originally had some regrets about being on the TLC show, but now she tries to push aside the negative comments. Anfisa Nava

This is what people who watch TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?” know about Anfisa Nava: She screams at husband Jorge Garcia and demands he buy her lavish gifts. But in an all-new interview, the Russian native opened about the things the network doesn’t show.

“I want people to know that there are always two sides to every story,” she told International Business Times in an exclusive interview Friday. “I wouldn't say that TLC portrays me unfairly, but I think that a lot of viewers only focus on my bad actions and totally ignore the fact that Jorge constantly lies and plays a victim when actually he brought it all on to himself.”

One of the main things Jorge lied to Anfisa about was how much money he had. While they were dating, he presented himself as a millionaire. After they married, he confessed he was $30,000 in debt.

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While Anfisa described herself as “gold digger,” she said it’s nothing more than a joke.

“Another important thing that I think a lot of people don't get is my sense of humor,” she said. “Do they really think I'm going to come out on national television saying basically, ‘Hey, I'm a gold digger’ and be serious about it?”

Originally she had some regrets about appearing on “90 Day Fiancé,” but the criticism doesn’t bother her as much now. Still, she doesn’t appreciate the hateful comments she gets on social media.

“People are going to judge. You have to take it or leave it,” Anfisa told IBT in an email. “I want to be on TV so I know I have to learn to ignore the criticism and all negative comments. It is hard sometimes because people can be really harsh. I get messages from people saying, ‘Go kill yourself,’ ‘get cancer’ and stuff like that. [Those are] probably the worst things I've heard. But at the same time there are people that support me. And that's what keeps me going.”

Even though Anfisa doesn’t always allow the cameras to film her for the show, she would be willing to do another season with TLC. “I would do another season if I am asked to. I feel like a lot of people enjoy watching our relationship and I would like to show a different side of it,” she said.


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As for becoming an American, she would like to do so in the future, but not anytime soon. To apply, she would need to be in the U.S. for three years and she might wait as long as seven to start the process.

One of Anfisa’s favorite things about living in the U.S. is the weather. “I'm definitely lucky that I live in California 20 minutes away from the beach,” she said.

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When it comes to cuisine, Anfisa admitted she’s a little picky but that there’s one restaurant she frequents quite often.

“There is one Taiwanese restaurant not far from where I live and I go there literally every day… okay, at least 3-4 times a week,” she joked. “It's so good. I like their dumplings and noodles.”


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It doesn’t mean she doesn’t get homesick. The thing Anfisa misses about Russia most is her grandmother. “Hopefully she'll be able to get a tourist visa to come over or I'll visit her in Russia in a couple of months,” she said.

So what’s next for the couple? Don’t miss Anfisa and Jorge “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?” when it airs at 8 p.m. EDT on TLC.

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